Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52
Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.
Inventec enhancing marketing of cloud computing services in China
Jun 21, 17:36
Inventec has stepped into providing cloud computing services in Taiwan and China through integrating in-house-produced servers and other hardware with software developed by Taiwan- and China-based partners. Inventec is strengthening marketing in the China market via adding data centers and local software...
Digitimes Research: IoT development faced with problems
Jun 20, 21:22
While IoT (Internet of Things) is booming, development is faced with problems in frequency band, value-added service and information security, respectively related to use of licensed and unlicensed bands, limited availability of real value-added services on demand, difficulty in obtaining personal...
Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS
Jun 1, 12:05
Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.
This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV
Jun 1, 09:05
Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...
Computex looks to take on new identity
May 31, 08:51
This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...
Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan
May 23, 11:05
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.
BenQ to showcase store management system solutions at Computex
May 20, 14:14
Display solution provider BenQ has been developing smart solutions for years and will showcase its new store management system solutions for retail stores, factories, physical fitness centers and education at Computex Taipei 2016 during May 31-June 4, according to the company.
Alibaba increasing investments in online video services
May 19, 14:28
Yin Jing, president of the home appliance business unit at China-based Alibaba's e-commerce subsidiary T-mall has commented at CES Asia 2016 that Alibaba has been keen on investing in and developing online video services and is optimistic about video services' prospects.
Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues
May 19, 11:54
China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.
Worldwide server virtualization market is reaching peak, says Gartner
May 16, 22:29
The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach US$5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7% from 2015, according to Gartner. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago. Growth...
MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm
Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06
Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...
Alibaba 1Q16 operations up on year
May 6, 11:13
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY24.184 billion (US$3.751 billion) increasing 38.8% on year, net operating profit of CNY5.112 billion hiking 96.7% and net profit of CNY5.314 billion for first-quarter 2016.
Soft-World sets up joint venture in Indonesia
Apr 27, 15:45
Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has announced the establishment of an Indonesia-based joint venture, PT. Maya Kartuku International, with Indonesia-based advertising agent PT. Damai Sejahtera Utama and Singapore-based financial consulting company Balius Capital Limited to...
ITTS steps into smart factory, city, logistics services
Apr 27, 15:19
IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing service provider Information Technology Total Services (ITTS) has extended operations to Internet of Things-based (IoT) services for smart factories, smart cities and smart logistics, according to the company.
XPEC and AltPlus to form partnership
Apr 26, 11:17
Game developer XPEC Entertainment has announced it will form a strategic alliance with Japan-based mobile game developer AltPlus through cross investment.
Foxconn-invested B2B online shopping platform commences operations
Apr 21, 14:12
A Foxconn-invested B2B business website, ibuyplastic.com, which is based in China, came online recently. The B2B platform aims to facilitate sales of more than 500 plastic parts and components from 18 companies to more than 3,000 clients initially, according to a China-based 163.com report.
Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution
Apr 18, 11:31
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.
Taiwan forms IoT alliance
Apr 13, 11:51
Taiwan-based enterprises and research/academic organizations on April 12 announced the formation of the Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) in an attempt to promote IoT applications across industries through partnerships with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
Taiwan market: CatchPlay launches OTT steaming service
Mar 23, 15:35
CatchPlay, a provider of online entertainment content in the Taiwan market, on March 22 launched CatchPlay On Demand, with charge rates of NT$60 (US$1.81) or NT$80 for a streaming movie or NT$250 a month for unlimited titles, according to the company.
HPE and 2 universities cooperate to study intelligent transportation in Taiwan
Mar 21, 15:30
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), National Chiao Tung University and Chung Hua University have cooperated in research based on government-provided open data as well as IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data analytical technologies to derive value-added information for setting up intelligent transportation...
HTC showcasing more VR contents at GDC 2016
Mar 14, 22:03
HTC will team up with Valve to showcase VR (virtual reality) applications at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2016 to be held in San Francisco from May 14-18, according to HTC.
CyberLink optimistic about 1Q16
Feb 23, 16:13
Multimedia software developer CyberLink expects consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2016 to grow 7-10% on year and the corresponding gross margin and net operating margin to reach 83-86% and 34.5-37.5%, respectively, company chairman Jau Huang said at a February 22 investors conference.
NCC to start public warning system
Feb 18, 15:15
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) will begin operating public warning and information system on natural disasters and potential natural disasters, on April 1, 2016, according to NCC.
Acer will need to revamp business structure, says Stan Shih
Feb 17, 15:55
Commenting on Acer's operations, Acer founder Stan Shih pointed out that the company has already transformed from a pure hardware player to a provider of hardware, software and service integrated solutions and as the businesses are growing larger, Acer will need to spin off several of its businesses...
Acer produces e-books for National Palace Museum
Feb 17, 15:47
Acer on February 16 announced an exclusive licensing deal with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to produce electronic versions of 100 books at the museum for online sale. Acer has finished production of 30 e-books so far.
Alibaba 4Q15 revenues, profit up on year
Jan 29, 14:59
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has published its financial report for fourth-quarter 2015, with consolidated revenues of CNY34.543 billion (US$5.333 billion) growing 32% on year, net operating profit of CNY12.434 billion up 33%, and net profit of CNY12.456 billion up 108%.